The State of the Union:
Here’s what you missed: “God Bless the Patriot Act”. And Faith Based Initiatives – too bad the director he recruited to run that office resigned and wrote Esquire a letter saying the administration was doing nothing to implement its rhetoric. Not to mention many other defections, including intelligence official Rand Beers and former treasury secretary Paul O’Neil. Here’s the full text, in case you missed it.
My favorite part of the speech? Ted Kennedy.
Here’s part of the Democrats’ response:
“The president led us into the Iraq war on the basis of unproven assertions without evidence; he embraced a radical doctrine of pre-emptive war unprecedented in our history; and he failed to build a true international coalition.
Therefore, American taxpayers are bearing almost all the cost, a colossal $120 billion and rising. More importantly, American troops are enduring almost all the casualties — tragically, 500 killed and thousands more wounded”
Here’s former Arborblog Ben the Dread Pirate King‘s take:
” … He didn’t mention Osama once. If he’s going to make this ‘national security’ thing a big deal, I’m going to lean towards Clark in the primaries. Although Kerry did surprise me a bit tonight with his, er, vigor. … “